Three Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal

Three Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal


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Three Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal

, Three Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal is commonly used procedure for removing unwanted hairs from various areas of the skin. As it is commonly used procedure and fairly new technique (in use for last three decades only), compare to many other hair removal procedures, many people can have some questions.

  1. Why and in which part of skin laser hair removal commonly is done?

The main purpose of laser hair removal is to remove unwanted hairs from areas of skin where an individual may not like presence of any hairs or as a fashionable thing. Common locations for laser hair removal are legs, upper lip, chin, bikini line, armpits etc. But laser hair removal technique can be used for removing hairs from any area of the skin, except around eyes, because there is risk of damage/injury to the eyes. It is up to the user from which areas of skin hairs need to be removed.

  1. What are the possible risks and side effects associated with laser hair removal?

Usually laser hair removal is a safe procedure. However sometimes, some people may experience various risks and side effects after undergoing laser hair removal, such as irritation of skin, changes in pigment of skin etc. Skin irritation after laser hair removal is usually temporary in nature and include swelling, redness and discomfort. Usually skin irritation disappear within a day or two. Pigment changes (there may be lightening or darkening of skin where laser hair removal is used due to changes in the skin pigment) that may occur after laser hair removal is also temporary in nature. These side effects may occur if the operator of the instrument is not skilled.

Rarely there may be some potentially serious side effects such as blistering of affected skin (because heat is produced and directed toward target tissue, i.e. hair follicles), scarring, crusting and longer lasting change in skin color due to pigment change. These are very rare and occur with unskilled operator of the machines.

  1. How effective is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is highly effective in removing unwanted hairs, if used by experienced and expert individuals. However, there are some factors that influence the outcome of laser hair removal, such as hair color and skin type (skin color). The best result of laser hair removal is seen with fair individuals with dark hairs (black or brown hairs). This is because laser light beams target the melanin pigment in the hairs. Melanin is responsible for the color of skin as well as hairs. White people have very little melanin and blacks have plenty of melanin in their skin. Result is also very good for individuals with coarse hairs.

Result of laser hair removal are not much encouraging for individuals with blond, white or grey hairs, although nowadays there are some artificial pigments available to be used for laser hair removal among these individuals, but with limited success. Laser hair removal is also not highly successful among people with dark skin, because it is difficult to target hair follicles specifically, as they are not the only dark areas among these individuals. Laser hair removal technology is also being developed for individuals with darker skin such as blacks.

Finally the result vary from individual to individual. Some individuals may not regrow hairs for long duration (more than a year). But there is still chances of hair regrowth, although the hair that regrows is lighter. For best result experts recommend six sessions of laser hair removal treatments at the beginning at weekly intervals and later on once or twice a year as maintenance.

 

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